Happy Halloween

Even though Halloween isn’t until Wednesday, we had our major outing on Saturday.

Our town has a Halloween parade, where all the kids can march down the Main St., for about 6 blocks.  Two local high school bands also marched.  Then the kids can go to the local businesses to trick-or-treat.

Ryan was a train engineer, and Cole was Big Bird.  It was a cold morning, but I bundled the boys up under their costumes.  Cole seemed a little overwhelemed, and ended up riding on Joe’s shoulders during most of the parade.  Ryan wanted to ride in his wagon, except for when the bands were marching by- then he wanted to be right up there, watching them.

We went to a few stores and got a little candy, and some stickers.  Ryan ate one lollipop and that was it.  He didn’t even ask for any candy today, so we’ll count our blessings for another year.

A photographer from the local paper stopped us, and asked us what Cole’s name was, and how old he was. We had a feeling he would be in the paper today, and he was!  It was a really cute picutre of Cole sitting on Joe’s shoulders, and Cole was yawning.  I don’t have the photographer’s permission to use the picture here, but here are some pictures I took:

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 I have to work on Wednesday, and by the time I get off, and we eat, it is usually around 7 pm.  Joe has to be in a town about 200 miles away on Wednesday, and won’t be home until later.  So we’ll see if we venture out again on Halloween night.  I hope everyone has a Happy and safe Halloween!


  1. cuties! :)
    that’s cool that cole was in the paper. was it online too? seems like they usually do a slideshow of the parades, but i didn’t see one today.
    btw, if you don’t know (and you probably do), you can buy a reprint of that picture if you want an actual photo from the paper. :)

  2. They are adorable! I love the Big Bird costume.

  3. Auntie Mara says:

    Cole couldn’t be cuter! where did you get that costume? Any chance his cousin could borrow it next year??? :-)

    Hope you go out for a little bit tomorrow night: maybe to see grandma and grandpa? I’m sure they’d like a visit from the train conductor and BB!!

    Maelin is having her first trick or treat tomorrow: we’re pretty excited. We’re taking her costume to daycare and then we’re going around the neighborhood to see how much candy Mommy and Daddy can get!

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Auntie Mara says:

    p.s. I really want those pics for my computer: can you email them to me? I tried to copy them from your blog but it wouldn’t let me… :-)

  5. feedingtimeatthezoo says:

    Too, too cute!

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